The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Photographer caught doctoring Lebanon pics

The really stupid thing about the freelance photographer for Reuters who doctored his pictures is that his stupidity will discredit the thousands of real pictures out there that show what an ugly war this has been. And while the pro-Israel blogosphere probably rejoices, it doesn't change that between 600 and 900 Lebanese people, for the most part civilians, have been killed.

And besides I don't even see what he was trying to do.

I was interviewed by the German newspaper Stuttgart Zeitung (sp?) today about the Flickr pictures. Clearly a lot of people have picked up on the media side of this war and what a powerful (but ultimately still too weak) impact some of the horrible images we've seen have had.